Polymer inks

The polymer base structure of these inks offers multiple possibilities for the integration of functional groups in order to adjust a variety of features. This makes these inks suitable for a wide range of applications.

The PolymerInk® brand is available for

  • Digital printing,
  • Solid inks and
  • Marking technology.


Digital printing

Digital printing is an extremely flexible alternative to classic printing systems, e.g. offset or flexo printing. Printing through nozzles removes the need to manufacture printing and photographic plates which means that small lot sizes can be printed economically. As well as paper, cardboard and textiles, more and more new objects and surfaces can be printed on digitally.


To overcome this challenge prometho has decided to develop and manufacture safe digital printing inks. Next to thermically hardening inks for sublimation and conventional paper printing with PolymerInk® there is a completely new kind of ink for digital printing available. This ink is not only free of migrating photo initiators, but furthermore is suitable for a variety of substrates, is pre-treatment free and deinkable.


Overview of advantages

  • Large variety of substrates
  • No bad odour
  • No migration of photoinitiators or toxic n-vinylcaprolactam
  • No pre-treatment required
  • No uv-curing required
  • Deinkable (for paper and cardboard applications)


Solid inks and marking technology

The advantages of the polymer base structure can also be used for solid inks and product marking. The benefits for TIJ 2.5, CIJ and DoD systems are

  • No migrating ingredients
  • High lightfastness (pigmented)
  • High chemical resistance
  • No bad odour
  • Integration of functional groups possible


Know How

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Functional groups

Ink features can be controlled and influenced by functional groups; the drying time on the substrat can be adjusted for example or deinkability on paper surfaces can be achieved. Furthermore security markers and microencapsulated additives can be added. Functional groups can also work as an information carrier which is effective as an indicator, triggers a change in the ink or makes an ink conductive. Some of these are still "dreams of the future" but some are just around the corner. We will keep you up to date on our page "news from the lab" and on our google+ page. Come and have a look.


You will find detailed information about polymer inks, especially our PolymerInk® under www.polymerink.com.




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